Richard Eaton Chair of Broadcast Journalism
College/University: A.B. (Bachelor of Arts) Harvard; Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
301-405-5292 Prof.Feldstein@gmail.com 2209 Knight Hall
Mark Feldstein spent twenty years as an award-winning on-air investigative correspondent at CNN, ABC News, and various local television stations.
On assignment, he was beaten up, subpoenaed, and sued in the US; detained and censored by government authorities in Egypt; and escorted out of the country under armed guard in Haiti.
His exposés led to resignations, firings, multi-million dollar fines, and prison terms—and more than 50 journalism awards, including two George Foster Peabody medallions, the Columbia-DuPont baton, the national Edward R. Murrow broadcasting prize, and 9 regional Emmys.
As a scholar, Feldstein has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. His book Poisoning the Press received widespread critical acclaim and earned top academic awards for research.
Feldstein is regularly quoted as a media analyst by leading outlets in the US and abroad and has testified as an expert witness on First Amendment issues in court and before Congress.
He has traveled to more than 30 countries and lectured around the world on investigative reporting, censorship, freedom of the press, and journalism history and ethics.
- “The Jungle -Warfare Theory of Trump,” Politico.com, April 28, 2017
- “Leaking is as American as Apple Pie and Fourth of July Fireworks,” OpEd in the Washington Post, Feb. 19, 2017.
- “Trump’s War on the Media Carries Chilling Echoes of Nixon,” Washington Post, June 16, 2016
- “Wallowing in Watergate: History, Methodology, and Mythology in Journalism’s Celebrated Moment, American Journalism, fall 2014.
- “From Kristallnacht to Watergate,” Washington Post, Nov. 24, 2013
- “Muckraking Goes Global,” American Journalism Review, spring 2012.
- “Was Nixon Gay? No, But That Doesn’t Stop the Rumor Mill,” Washington Post, Jan. 27, 2012.
- “The Love J. Edgar Hoover Does Not Deserve,” Salon, Nov. 14, 2011.
- “The Implications of WikiLeaks,” American Journalism Review (Jan. 2011)
- “A Half-Century of Dirty Political Tricks,” Washington Post (Jan. 14, 2011)
Broadcast news. Media and politics. Journalism ethics and history. Investigative journalism. Scandal coverage. First Amendment: free speech and expression; censorship; national security; WikiLeaks; subpoenas of reporters; use of hidden cameras; undercover reporting; ambush interviews.
JOUR 289P: Scandal: Exposing Corruption, Injustice and Vice in America
JOUR 360/660: News Writing & Reporting II: Broadcast
JOUR 361/661: Television Reporting & Production
JOUR 412: Biography as Journalism
JOUR 610: History of Mass Media
JOUR 663: Long-Form Broadcast Journalism
JOUR 716/HONR 239J: History of Investigative Journalism history.